Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update January to March 2010

Lisa Brassard, formerly an adjuster with the Office of Workers' Compensation with the State of Vermont, has joined the Department of Labor Workers' Compensation Division as a Specialist II. VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Estate of George v. Vermont League of Cities and Towns , 2010...

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Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update July to September 2010

Saffold v. Palmieri Roofing Inc. , Opinion No. 24-10WC (July 14, 2010). Defendant's motion for summary judgment on aggravation denied as discrepancies exist between expert opinions as to whether the degenerative condition is independent of the work injury, thus evidentiary hearing is required...

Vermont Workers’ Compensation Update: October to December 2010

VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS McNally v. Department of PATH , 2010 VT 99 (Oct. 28, 2010). Court reverses and remands on direct appeal from Commissioner for error in application of legal analysis of compensability. "In performing this fundamental test [of whether an injury arose out of...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was related to any specific business purpose and there...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: March to June 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Carr v. Verizon New England, Inc. , Opinion No. 8-11WC (Apr. 29, 2011). On cross motions for summary judgment Claimant's death claim fails as Claimant fails to show that his trip on a scheduled vacation date was related to any specific business purpose and there...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts testified that his work injury aggravated a preexisting...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Rowell v. Northeast Kingdom Community Action , Opinion No. 17-11WC (July 8, 2011). Claimant is not entitled to PTD for his February 2007 back injury under the "odd lot" doctrine. Claimant's medical experts testified that his work injury aggravated...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2011

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Leo Moulton v. J.P. Carrera, Inc. , Opinion No. 30-11WC (Oct. 11, 2011). Claimant succeeds in claim for both medical benefits and PTD benefits. Claimant's medical and vocational experts found more persuasive. "I conclude that Mr. LeRoy's analysis of Claimant's...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: January to March 2012

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Touchette v Vermont Slate and Roofing , Opinion No. 1-12WC, 2012 VT Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 5 (Jan. 13, 2012). In 2007, Claimant, a New York resident, suffers a work-related back injury in Vermont with a Vermont employer. In 2009, Claimant has a new work related incident in...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: July to September 2012

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DECISIONS Westover v North Country Hospital , Opinion No. 19-12WC (July 20, 2012). Claimant found to have CRPS, therefore not at medical end result. Defendant's IME opinions undercut in part due to lack of review of complete medical record. Furthermore, Defendant "waived...

Vermont Workers' Compensation Update: October to December 2012

VERMONT SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Estate of Dunn v. Windham Northeast Supervisory Union , 2012 VT 93 (2012) . Section 624(e) does not allow for reimbursement to the workers' compensation carrier for payment from life insurance policy "because such proceeds are not 'damages,' as contemplated...

VERMONT TOP CASES, powered by McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Buchard, PC (updated 4/8/2014)

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